Progresses on the effects and mechanisms of stress on gut microbiota
SONG Li-Jin, ZHANG Jin-Dong, DUAN Li-Ping*
Department of Gastroenterology, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing 100191, China
Stress is the non-specific systemic response that occurs when the body is stimulated by various factors, and it can affect multiple systems of the body. Recent studies have showed that gut microbiota is an essential part of human microecology, and plays a pivotal role in keeping the body healthy. Stress can also result in gut dysbiosis. We review the alteration of gut microbiota caused by stress and the possible mechanisms involved.
Received: 2019-10-23 Accepted: 2020-01-02
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